I get to interview Hilary Reyl, non-Autistic identified (Allistic) Author, of the YA book, “Kids Like Us” that features an Autistic protagonist. Not only is Hilary a talented writer, and a lovely human being, she’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We discuss her new book, the Autistic community, parenting, empathy, Echolalia, Autistic Burnout, Masking, her amazing family, and some of our shared childhood experiences.
Dr. James McGrath, Actually Autistic Author and Poet, and I discuss his wonderful book “Naming Adult Autism: Culture, Science, Identity” where he focuses on how our culture perceives and defines Autism. We have a fun and free wheeling conversation that touches on The Beatles, Dr. Hans Asperger, the joys of having a favorite cafe’, bullies, the importance of curiosity and more!
Samantha Craft aka Marcelle Ciampi, Actually Autistic Advocate, Author, (and much much more) and I talk about her list Females with Asperger’s Syndrome: An Unofficial List https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/ and her Autistic journey. Masking vs not masking, the joys and perils of online Autistic communities, and her current focus on equality and inclusion in the workplace.
Rachel and @mykola , Master Tweeter, Software Engineer and Actually Autistic Activist, talk about how Les Misérables changed his life, his rocky road to accepting himself as Actually Autistic, and the epic viral Twitter thread that has helped thousands of people to see Autism in a new light.
Rachel and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Actually Autistic Activist, talk about Functioning Labels (and why we don’t need them), Intersectionality, parenting, romantic gifts gone awry, Graduate school, Steven Universe and much much more!
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu Website
Don’t Mourn for us – Jim Sinclaire https://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.html
Nonspeaking CommUnity Consortium http://nonspeakingcommunity.org/
https://autisticgirls.com/ Autistic girls
Sarai Pahla MD, Actually Autistic medical translator, speaks 4 languages and can kick your video butt in first person shooters. We talk about Sarai’s transatlantic journeyto find a place she could call home and we make an effort to demystify Allistic ways of talking. Mostly we laugh a lot at ourselves and the world we find ourselves in.